Russia 2018: Super Eagles Land In Volgograd For Iceland Match
After days of training in Essentuki, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in the southern Russia town of Volgograd ahead of Friday’s win-or-bust FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Iceland.
The Super Eagles flew from their Essentuki base on Thursday morning and settled in their Hampton-by-Hilton Volgograd Hotel abode a little after 1pm local time.
The team will train on the Volgograd Arena pitch at night.
Focus has been on the encounter with the Euro 2016 quarter finalists since the 2-0 loss to Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday.
Victory against the feisty Scandinavians will renew hope for a place in the knockout rounds while defeat would mean early and unflattering elimination from the quadrennial showpiece.
It was gathered that all players in camp are fully fit, meaning coach Rohr is presented with an opportunity to pick among all 23 players, and to cobble together the combination and formation that he believes will best guarantee victory.
Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad lies 940 kilometres to the south of Moscow.
It extends alongside the Volga River and has a population of 1 million people.
The unforgettable ‘Battle of Stalingrad’ was a turning point during the Second World War, with about 2 million persons said to have been killed and German expansionist mission decisively aborted.
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